New York Mets prospects

3 prospects the Mets didn't trade at the deadline that they could deal in the offseason

Mar 13, 2022; Port St. Lucie, FL, USA; New York Mets third baseman Mark Vientos reacts before taking
Mar 13, 2022; Port St. Lucie, FL, USA; New York Mets third baseman Mark Vientos reacts before taking / Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports
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3) NY Mets prospect that could be traded: Dominic Hamel

Dominic Hamel was the Mets third round pick in the 2021 MLB draft. He was drafted out of Dallas Baptist University after going 13-2 with a 4.22 ERA in 18 appearances in the 2021 campaign. He struck out a whopping 13.4 batters per nine that season.

Hamel pitched extremely well for the Mets single A affiliate in Port St. Lucie, posting a 3.84 ERA and a 10.1 K/9. This earned the 23 year old a promotion to the Mets High-A affiliate in Brooklyn.

In Brooklyn, the right-hander has been even better. He's gone 3-0 with a 1.80 ERA in five starts. He's struck out 35 batters in 25 innings pitched, a 12.6 K/9. Hamel has not allowed a home run in Brooklyn after allowing just five home runs in 63.1 innings pitched with Port St. Lucie.

Hamel's one flaw thus far has been his loss of command at times, as he's walked 4.2 batters per nine this season. This happens with many young pitchers and will likely improve with experience.

Hamel clearly has loads of potential with the stuff he has and will definitely receive interest on the trade market if he hasn't already. The Mets only have one prospect in their top 30 past AA and that's Jose Butto. They have plenty of guys in A-ball pitching well.

With the Mets looking to compete right now, trading a 23-year old starting pitcher who's in A+ ball doesn't seem to be a bad idea if it really helps the team.

It'd sting to give him up, but in a prospect pool that lacks much pitching talent, Hamel might find his way in another organization in exchange for a player who can help the Mets in 2023 and beyond, much like Ginn and Oller found their way in Oakland this past offseason.

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